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news. >> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. it's monday, september 20th. i'm pam cook. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your morning weather and traffic. >> we had a little cloud cover. now, patchy clouds. and temperatures will rebound slightly. today, a little more sun. but still on the breezy side. 60s, 70s, and mainly a lot of low 80s. now, here's sal. >> steve, on the east shore, traffic is moving well on the macarthur, with no major problems. also, this morning's commute is going to be okay on the 880 southbound. now, let's go back to the desk. >> sal, thank you. we're following several new developments in the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. this week, the coroner is expected to update the official death toll to 7. the family recently announced it lost loved ones in that tragedy. [ inaudible ] they were running the pressure above the maximum limit. and the deadly explosion could change how buildings are built near natural gas lines. in the meantime, claudine wong is joining us with the less of closures today. >> reporter: the question eve
to people out here and they told us certainly the question of could this happen again weighs on their minds. pg&e is expected to release a list into areas of concern. and certainly people want to see that less. the question is, what are they going to do about that list? and that is still unclear this morning. now, san jose's mayor, chuck reed, said that the intersection of taz min and first is on the list. that's what he's been told by pg&e. and they are on this apparent list that could be released as early as today. but other than that, it doesn't appear the city has gotten much more. the city wants to make this list public. they have already made public areas of fremont, south san francisco, and livermore, that have been deemed high risk. but what this means in terms of an action plan, still not clear. and people we talked to this morning say they are worried. >> i would probably try to avoid those areas that are high risk. because obviously something bad happened once. and it is possible that it could happen in san jose. >> reporter: how much this list will actually tell us when it it is
for joining us. tonight, nine years after the attacks, why is osama bin laden still out there? why now do we seem more divided about an apprehensive over islam than nine years ago? how active a hunt for osama bin laden is it really? the answers might surprise you. >>> one on one with donald trump, he has a way out for the planners of islamic center. his way out is a buyout. they say they're not selling. is he taking no for an answer? stay tuned and hear it as only trump can tell it. >>> that huge gas fire in california. did warnings of a gas leak go unanswered? hear from a man who watched his neighborhood explode, his neighbors die and says none of this had to happen. >>> keeping them honest, with two thing that is haven't changed since the nine years on the attacks of new york and washington and in the heroic skies over pennsylvania. nine years later, we still haven't caught or killed the top leaders of al qaeda and nine years later, the president still has to remind americans that we're at the war against islamic extremism, not all of islam. president bush stood in the wreckage of the worl
hours. that makes the new date thursday at 9:00 p.m. but one of the drugs used in the lethal injection process has an expiration date of friday meaning it could no longer be used what is more the company that makes the drugs said it is having production problems and can't delive any new shipments until early next year. debra has been sorting this all out and live at san quentin with details. >> reporter: the jailers here say the prison stands ready for that new execution time, thursday at 9 but with the use by date looming on those deadly drugs, it is a short window of time and there are many players still in the mix. albert brown raped a teenage girl almost 0 years ago using -- 30 years ago using her own shoe laces to strangle her his fate rests with the legal system no sooner had he lost in marin superior court today. >> mr. brown cannot prove he will suffer pain if executed under the current regulations. >> reporter: than his advocates appealed higher federal courts being asked to step in too. >> almost 30,000 californians objected to the lethal injection regulations and almost all
why. that will do it for us. thanks for getting up for a special edition of american morning. head to our blog. we hope you have a wonderful weekend. >> see you back here on monday. the news continues with kyra phillips. >> good morning and thanks. we are going to get right to the breaking news in san bruno, california. the neighborhood fire has been burn for almost 12 hours. natural gas feeding it. that fire is still so intense that crews can't even look for victims yet. at least three people are reported dead. the fire captain expects the numbers to rise. two dozen have been hurt and 100 homes damaged. it started with a ruptured gas line and a huge explosion. a team with the ntsb is headed to see what went wrong. crews and the red cross and doctors, nurses and neighborhoods were turned upside down in a flash. the blast and fire was so sudden and intense, people barely had time to react. one survivor said that the car bumper actually melted as he was racing away. he is talking with survivors. dan? >> we are in the bark parking lot of a parking mall. this is where many of the evacu
>> thanks for shiring your time for us today. nearlye 3000 innocent people lost their lives during the worst terrorist attacks on american soils. all morning long we'll remember their sacrifice. >>> and president obama defending the economy and admitting that voters maycr punish democrats for listen. >> for all of the progress we have made we are not there yet. that means people areng frustrate angry. >> is there anything he can d to save had the party. >> big brother is watching what you your kids are eating. a fair and balanced debate on th menu. straight ahead. "fox and friends" for saturday starts right now. ♪ > thatanmation shows what it will eventually look like in downtown manhattan where the world trade center once stood. this is a live shot. >> that is the view from library state park across the hudson river looking at manhattan. that is the taller building on the screen. that's where it will stand 1776 feet some day. >> welco to the special coverage for september 11th, nine years later. ceremonies in ground zero are due to get underway in two hours from now and peter jo
paints a different picture, one of a concerned father who is given permission by the boy's parents to use scare straight tactics. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man objecting, getting upset, crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory from the cop's perspective. >> and the attorney points to this moment when the father talks to his son while cuffed. >> use your head. >> his department in the meantime is reviewing the duty manual which does not make specific mention of this type of behavior. >> we determined that there should be probably a very specific section that addresses this or several versions into creating one. >> sergeant lopez says the officer may have violated more than just those two policies. he is currently on administrative leave. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> thanks very much. >>> a judge cleared the way for california's first execution in nearly five years. that means that pending any last-minute appeals albert brown will be put to death one minute after midnight next wednesday morning. he would be the first death row inmate executed in the newly
. >> reporter: he decided to keep those items away from us. why give up that privacy when that's one of the only things you have, when everything else has been taken away. >> this starts the healing process actually seeing it, though, now. my car is destroyed. >> reporter: how does it help in the healing process? >> well, it's there. it tells you that this is it. this is what you have. this is what happened. like i said for the people who lost lives, those are the people i -- my heart just bleeds for them. to go in there and see you lost material items, it's one thing, but to know that family members were lost, you can't place any kind of remorse in the scale that they might be feeling right now. >> reporter: the pellegrinis and other people who live within the blast zones will be allowed one more visit before a hazmat crew cleans up the area. then it will be time to rebuild. >> it's reality now, you know. >> reporter: in san bruno, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> nearly a week after the explosion and fire that leveled much of the neighborhood, the governor arrived to see the damage firsthand
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supervisors call for a review of when deputies and use tasers after an abc 7 report. >> here's a look from downtown san francisco. the clouds a little lower and they have more moisture in them so expect some drizzle this morning but warmer weather this afternoon and i'll update you on the chance of rain. >> an update on the cash paying lanes at the toll plaza. everything looking good around the bay area. >> it's 6 a.m. this wednesday morning. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, governor schwarzenegger will arrive in san bruno for a first-hand look at the damage done by the san bruno fire. pg&e facing new questions how long it took to shut off gas after the blast. terry mcsweeney has the vice chairman with him right now to address those questions. >> i'd like to address that question you just brought up, kristen. the problem seems to have been that the pg&e couldn't get that gas shut off in the most timely fashion. what was the problem and what are you looking at? >> we're developing a time line regarding that issue because on
it's 4:59. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. right now the bay area's first ever expressway lane is opening up to drivers. that means solo drivers can pay for the privilege of using what would otherwise be a carpool lang. jenelle wang is live over 680 in fremont. this has been in the works for a long, long time. >> yeah. and it's finally here. set to open in about 30 seconds from now officially. at 5 a.m. the bay area's first expressway lane. i'm along highway southbound 680. you can see the traffic going southbound right here. there will be three entry and three exit points. you're looking at one of the entry points here. washington boulevard exit. the new expressway lane replaces the carpool lane on southbound 680 between pleasanton and milpitas. a 14-mile stretch. it operates between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. monday through friday. carpoolers will be able to use the lane for free as well as motorcycles, transit buses and highway vehicles with valid stickers but solo drivers can use the lane with fair fas trak pass. only three entry and exit points and ille
't tell us a whole lot. we'll have to 2008 to see how much information they release today. we know there are two sections of a big pipeline in san jose that are scheduled to be repaired or under review to be scheduled for repair. >> reporter: why those repairs need to take praise, we don't know that. mayor reed didn't have any more details on what about those section of pipelines that are so concerning to pg&e. but keep in mind, san bruno's city manager has already told the mercury news that their city did not make the list of high-risk pipeline. even the section that exploded is not considered at risk. so the big question is what caused the san bruno explosion? because obviously that will shed a lot of light of what that means in terms of the pipeline, pg&e is expecting to release the list today and everyone is hoping for a little more information on where we go from here. custody, -- claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> the coroner is expected to update the official death toll to 7. the bullis announced they lost three loved ones. federal investigators have deter
and other charges. >>> officials at pg&e tell us they decided to delay repairs on a section of pipeline. >> reporter: the short answer you'll hear from pg&e president in just a second. the short answer is it was a matter of priorities. a lot of questions about that pipe that failed in san bruno. this time the questions being asked. we know there's a section of pipe located in san francisco. according to documents made available to the media by utility watchdog turn pg&e applied for and was given permission to raise our rates to pay to replace a section of pipe in south san francisco. that was back in 2007. pg&e told regulators at the time that the risk of failure of that pipe was unacceptably high. the utility collected nearly $5 million and supposed to replace the section last year but did not. >> some things happen when we're going down and a year later maybe some other item becomes more emergents that we need to fix. that's why we will redirect funds to take care of the things that are urgent today and then go back and look and say what are the things that are urgent tomorrow. >> re:
's kind express toll lane will open on interstate 680. >> the drivers will use the new 14-mile southbound expressway lane from pleasetantton to milpitas. it allows you to use the lane for a price. that starts out at just 30 cents when there's no traffic but as the freeway gets more congested, the price goes up to as much as $6. drivers need a fas trak transponder and signs alert the drivers to the designated entry and exit points. we'll have a live report from jenelle wang in the next half hour and megan will have traffic updates throughout the morning. >> traffic use has grown since 2006 when officials set a goal of 70% usage. the latest survey shows that goal has almost been reached with 68.6% of bridge users now having fas trak. the number of morning drivers on the bay bridge using fas trak has nearly doubled to nearly 77%. >> pg&e could release a list of its 100 riskiest pipeline locations as soon as today. this comes after pressure from federal and state leaders including governor schwarzenegger. the utility isn't saying exactly what it plans to do but it could release the list along
. >> we don't know what this is cause was. that will inform us on how we need to look at these segments and whether the process were using is whether it is a good system or not. >> shall the company had ranked a pipeline to and half miles away from the blast as the rest. pg&e required with the complied with the request. the changes from year to year yesterday's list is the least recent list. it requested a list from the last few years as well. if they will review the information provided and see if changes need to be made on how it is monitored. a list of the top five highest-paid city managers in the bay area. it is coming from business insider.com. talks novelist city manager of san ramon making $360,000 a year. mill valley city manager makes over $315,000 a year, danville 310,000, said clarence 3 03, sunnyvale making $301,000 a year. gov. schwarzenegger does not take a salary but if he did he would only make $212,000 a year. we will be back as kron 4 continues. a live look from millbrae where traffic is moving smoothly. waiting to hear about possible delays at s f o with low clouds i
that caught fire. you can see behind us just four or five homes totally leveled. fire crews not doing anything over there. a few minutes ago we heard a very loud explosion. we didn't know what it was. turned out to be this white station wagon, some kind of car explosion. that's another thing crews out here have to deal with. we are right next to what we think was ground zero. you can see everything is completely leveled. to give you an idea how hot this fire was, want to show you this. look at the back of this white volkswagen, the heat just melting this taillight. if you want to the front, you can see that the explosion caused the concrete to travel a great distance. just lying here on the windshield of this car, a big chunk of it. one of the big problems firefighters are dealing with is the wind. you can see it on this crime scene tape blowing around and see it with this smoke. that's helping to spread the flames. and the wind has died down. that is the good news. hopefully fire crews will soon be able to get an upper hand on this blaze. the latest figure we were told is 50% containment. som
telling us, there are reports that there is one more confirmed dead bringing the death toll up to four. we talked about the process of going through the neighborhood and seeing how many more victims there are. they found another victim. at this point, what we are doing is monitoring the situation out here. you are looking at a view of the smoke that rises. any time you see white smoke above an area, firefighters say that's a good thing better than black smoke indicating that the fire is getting going. we are expecting that they made progress on the fire fight. we look from above at the neighborhood in front of us where there is still smoke coming up from the large portion of the neighborhood. no visible flames from where we were able to look at. no visible signs of damage. so we know the damage area is further from where we are. the latest out here is that they have confirmed one more dead bringing the toll to four in this fire. this is just beginning. we are checking a lot of updates. we will continue to follow that and bring you the latest information. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news.
it. we have details from the family and police. the family tells us dennis dixon was shot in the doorway. his 22-year-old stepson was assaulted and taken to the hospital. you can see paramedics taking the stepson away earlier last night. we are told he lived here with his stepfather and may be released earlier. now you are looking at that video of the. the dills which led up to the shooting are not complete. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but they may have known each oamplet din miss dixon's mother told us she was told her son pulled up to the apartment before 11:00 last night and exchanged words with one of the suspects which is when the suspects forced themselfs into the apartment and then the shooting happened. dennis dixon's brother told us his daughter woke him up in a panic. >> she just banged on the door and said dad, wake up your brother was murdered. and i ran with my boxers on and i just ran to the door and said 0 lord, no, please don't tell me that. and she said, yes. >> reporter: we nt that police arrived quickly to the scene and arrested t
in washington, thank you. >>> joining us now to talk about the primaries and what happens in november are democrat strategist tonya acker in los angeles and republican strategist dan bartlett in austin, texas. good morning to you both. >> good morning, harry. >> good morning. >> dan, let's talk about this. you got delaware. you got kentucky. you got alaska, utah. one after another after another. are all of the tea party victories good for the republican party? >> well, when you have a situation like with mike castle getting beat in delaware it gives you pause because it's going to be very difficult if not impossible for republicans now to gain that seat in the united states senate. having said that, though, harry, the intensity gap that we are seeing between the two parties this election cycle is mainly being fed by the tea party movement on the republican side so net-net it's still a gain. the prospect of taking over the house of representatives would not happen without this vibrant activity within the tea party so while you have the types of anomalies like we saw last night with mik
heard us say a moment ago perhaps that they believe they can keep the fire from spreading beyond the existing perimeter and they have no word yet, if you live in the area or friend or loved ones who do, when you maybe able to get back that your home but surely not be tonight as they deal with this, this crisis and they don't want anybody else going in and risking getting hurt. people will not be able to get in her for speed limit time. they don't know when you will be allowed back in but at least 100 people in shelters tonight. >> these are images taken earlier this evening where you see the massive fire ball caused by the ruptured gas line and at times the flames shot 100 feet into the air. we had witnesses just telling us force with which the explosion shook this neighborhood one woman apparently suffered not only burns but a broken arm from the blast. >> was thrown apparently across the street by the blast. obviously after this initial shock and concern for health and safety the next phase for those poor people who have lost their homes or have suffered serious damage is to
your meter, your use of electricity or gas, what about the patch? why aren't the pipes run in that fashion? >> reporter: the governor says he's going to drill down for information. >> i'll be back. you will get the information, i come guarantee you that. thank you very much. >> reporter: the governor said before coming to san bruno, he signed paperwork to make the area eligible for federal aid. >> the fire burned unchecked for one hour and 47 minutes before the flow of natural gas was shut off. they explained this particular pipeline does not have automatic shutoff valves like others. instead, a worker had to drive to the neighborhood, unlock a gate and manually turn off the valve, then do it all over again at the other side of the leak. >> we're going to have to look at how they should be deployed. should will be more, those are the kind of issues we're going to have to look at. two state lawmers said there should be laws requiring automatic shutoff valves. more is coming up at 10:30, an executive says why the -- then at 10:45, one family's poignant story of survival and h
>>> good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm pam clark. >> i'm dave cook. let's check with steve. >> reporter: some low to mid-80s. temperatures creeping up a couple of degrees each day. it was more inland. today we look for that fog to burn off. sunshine we'll have that weekend forecast in about five minutes. now an update on your traffic. >> reporter: traffic is moving well as you drive to the mcarthur maze. this morning we're looking at the traffic in oakland. that traffic does move well. now back to the desk. >>> we have developing news. this is coming from con cord. police are investigating a shooting. jade hernandez is on the scene with details now. >> reporter: police have four squad cars right out here blocking this section here. we'll turn the camera all the way around. you can see there are squad cars around the block. this is where the shooting may have taken place this morning. detectives seem to be concentrating on the area near devon and ashbury. dispatch sent police out here around 2 this morning. what we understand is a man was walking along the street. he looke
:00, and services should be restored in downtown orinda by 9:00 a.m. as well. and joining us this morning is janet keeter. she is the orinda city manager. tell me a little about what you have been doing to deal with this situation this morning. >> well, good morning. yes, we have been out here since -- well, the incident occurred about 11:30. and i think i was out here about midnight. it's been a long night for everybody. but between the fire department, police department, and certainly pg&e, it's been a good team effort to get everything back together and restore the road and gas line. >> reporter: i understand from the moragga orinda fire department that there was no concern at any point. once they realized it was not a six-inch break, it was a 2-inch break, that there was not a concern that this could be a worse gas being leak. >> right. as soon as we were aware that it was not a 6-inch line that we originally were reported, we then let the residents know who had been evacuated as a precautionary measure that they could return back to their home. >> explain to residents and viewers at home what
trade center and the u.s. pentagon. on this grim aniversary, susan candiottiis at the site in new york city, and let's get started in new york where the deadliest attack took place more than 2,700 people were killed at the world trade center, cnn's national correspondent susan candiotti attended today's memori services at ground zero. she's still there now. susan? >> reporter: hi, fred. as this is winding down, you know, every year this is a mixture of pain and pride. pain, of course, shared by the famiesli of tososs who are lost that day and the collective pain of a nation, but there is also pride. pride and shared memories of loved ones, pride in what they accomplished pride in what this country stands for. also there is pride in what is taking place now, what is taking shape at ground zero. that i particularhis year the 9/11 memorial. family members for the very first time werescorted by people who are active involved alin putting t hat memorial together. so, for example, they are seeing the outlines of the reflecting pools that are taking shape. they also saw the 16 swamp oak esee
in there. he was looking for us. once he discovered we were gone, i guess he went the other way and i thought i'd lost him. but fortunately i seen him pop up on the back of the street on the other side, we came up two opposite streets, so -- >> let's make the point, everybody in your home got out safely, and that's very good news. tell me about this house, though. this was your parents' house. i know that you grew up there and moved back in after your mom passed away. >> yes. >> had just remodelled it? >> right. >> what was it like to see it in flames? >> heart-wrenching. it really was. it was hard to watch. but the main thing is my intermediate family got out. the other things can be rebuilt and other things can be, you know, replaced, but you can't replace family members. >> where are you going to go from here, bob? where are you going to stay? >> oh, i got wonderful friends, wonderful friends that have offered homes for me to stay in, cars to drive. a friend of mine, bert, offered me a house to stay in and gave me a truck if i need it. we're staying with some wonderful friends, dav
this morning about what happened last night. family members tell us that 57- year-old dennis wayne dixon was shot in the doorway of his apartment, that is the apartment with the light on the porch and his stepson was tied up and beaten. take a look at this. paramedics rushed him to the hospital. we are told the stepson lived here with him and may soon be released from the hospital later this morning. the details which led up to the shooting are not complete yet. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but the victims and suspects may have known each other. his mother was told her son pulled up to the apartment and exchanged words with the suspects which is when they tried to force themselves into the apartment. that is when dennis dixon was shot in the doorway. we are even hearing the stepson wasn't the only one in the apartment at the time of the shooting. her mother told us her son was a vendor of sorts and had a booth where he sold clothes and dvds out of. she said she could barely understand the bad news. >> she was crying on the phone but i could not understand nothing b
already in the commute and so that's going to be a problem for people who normally use almaden expressway. the driver could face vehicular manslaughter but if alcohol was walk proud, walk tall. >> reporter: the attacker is being described as an african- american man in his 20s, about 5'10" to 6 feet tall with a medium build wearing dark clothing and he is armed and dangerous and at least one of these women attacks was getting out of her car on her way home. police say report anything suspicious and when you get inside your car lock your car. one officer showed me if you're walking to your car, you are alone put your knees in between the your knuckles. it's nice to have something sharp inside your hand in case you need it. reporting live from oakland, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time 7:04. today investigators may release a sketch of a suspect who attacked a female jogger on the south bay trail near personnel avenue just outside san jose the city limits around 7:45 last sunday morning. investigators say the suspect grabbed the victim, pushed her into a acrei duct and tried to
for the first debate. jerry brown and meg whitman let us see their different viewpoints as they clashed on issues. claudine wong has more on last night's spirited debate. >> reporter: both candidates are claiming victory. both candidates went on the attack. both candidates tried to convince voters that they can handle this job. now, this debate at uc davis was the first of three debates. there's another one right around the corner. you can bet this is being picked apart. california certainly facing a lot of controversial issues from immigration to the death penalty to the budget crisis. all of that was on the table yesterday. whitman apologized for forgetting to vote in the past election, saying no one is more embarrassed than her. she did not apologize for putting $119 million of her own money in this campaign. >> the labor unions and jerry brown have been joined at the hip for 40 years. my view is putting jerry brown in charge of putting jerry brown -- of the unions is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood bank. >> reporter: people we spoke with say whitman appeared to be
some choice in how he dies. two years old, san quentin's new execution chamber has never been used. but that could change overnight next tuesday with albert brown, convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in riverside county in 1980. >> they built a new execution chamber. they did that in secret. >> reporter: the aclu says the judge hasn't approved the new death chamber or lethal injection procedures so he should not let the state rush into ruling executions. but in the ruling, the judge found a three-drug combination acceptable, so brown can choose if he wants that or one shot. concerns about lethal injection were first raised by murderer, michael morales, who averted execution. analysts are not sure why the state is pushing executions now. >> i don't think anybody could really predict what's gonna happen on tuesday night. >> reporter: if the execution goes forward, hundreds of protesters will likely gather, the last inmate put together by lethal injection shun was clarence allen in 2006, convicted of the contract killings of three people. >> there's no human
pelligrini who lost his house in the fire. gentlemen, first of all, thank you so much for being with us. it is so good to see you both okay and well. bob, let me start with you because as i read your story this morning, nothing short of remarkable. you were actually right next door to the explosion. you and your family are home and you're just watching a football game. tell me what you saw and what you heard. >> well what happened was the ground and the house just started shaking violently, not like an earthquake. it was just shaking and then we'd seen this huge orange plume about 100 feet high go up into the sky and i go, oh, man, it started to come down the street towards us and then shifted away from us. but you could start to feel the heat through the windows and i started to see my windows crack. i went over and felt the door, that wasn't hot yet but the window by the door was and all of a sudden we started getting smoke into the bay window as if the wood on the outside was catching fire. at that point we realized we had to get out. so, my wife, my son and my dog, we went out the b
to ask him, email us at mornings@cbs5.com. elizabeth and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the coroner's office has identified a fourth victim in the explosion. 81-year-old elizabeth torres, a mother of nine. she lived just yards from the blast site. she was home watching the nfl season opener when that explosion hit. she got trapped inside. >>> victims of the blast were honored at last night's giants game. kids from san bruno baseball league took part in the ceremony. the giants donated $3 from every ticket to the recovery effort. that came out to more than $100,000 total. >>> there is much more coverage of the san bruno explosion on our website including we have raw video, news conferences, the 911 tapes, and some information as well on how you can help. just check out cbs5.com. >>> it is 6:06. let's get another extended look at traffic and weather. >> he anna, people having to use their windshield wipers? >> he nan? >> they haven't turned on the metering lights just yet. it's still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere westbound 5
it was not on a list they say the system is flawed. >> we don't know what the cause was but that will inform us on how to look at the segments and whether the process that we use is a good process are not. >> pg&e submitted last year for base-rate proceedings they said they had read this section to and half miles away from the blast site. c u p c is pleased that pg&e complied the agency says it's important to have the information this list changes from year to year yesterday's list is the most recent period the c p u also requested the list for the past few years they will decide if changes need to be made on how the pipelines are monitored. police are investigating the solo crash in san jose that killed and eight year-old appeared in happened near o'grady drive at 3:00 a.m. report showed the driver as san jose man lost control of the has to be crashing into a light pole and cause the vehicle to catch fire. an 18 year-old passenger pronounced dead at the scene the driver is expected to survive he was taken to hospital. will tran joins us on the phone with more. >> that drivers in big trouble he is an
this section that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not have to foot the bill. today is day 2 of heavy demolition an clean-up in the neighborhood what remains of the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed over the next several weeks. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to make sure that we're very and
the weather gets this intense, the heat can put a lot of kids at risk for heat stroke. as 24678 craig tells us, practice continues at one high school, as long as the players get water and lots of it. >> reporter: the san jose football team is spending hours on the field and it's thought- hot. there are conditions in place to prevent heat stroke. it's usually not that hot here. water is making that much of a difference. >> get water. >> reporter: the coach lets them go 15 minutes, then it's time for a water break. they do this even when temperatures are in the 80s. >> run 8 plays and then get higrated. it's hot out here. it's really hot so we make sure they get hydrated. >> reporter: those 15 minutes take a lot out of players. and many see the heat as a right of passage. >> it's really hot out here. >> reporter: without the water these kids could get nauseous, stop sweating and pass out so the water keeps flowing, it will need to because the heat is going continue for a while. >>> the heat took its toll on public transportation today. bart trains were running slower because of the heat. you can
be moved? the pastor joins us with his take. >>> coming home. iran agrees to release one of the american hikers, now facing a serious cancer scare. what it means for the other two hikers still hoping to come home. >>> and music superstars take broadway. the stars of u2 put their spin on "spider-man." one of the most-anticipated musicals ever. we'll talk to bono and the edge and get a look at the show everyone is talking about. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, i just can't imagine, just as families were sitting down to dinner, that explosion hit in that suburb, about 6:30. and police say a gas line erupted into a massive fireball that shot 1,000 feet into the air. leaving a giant crater smackdab in the middle of the neighborhood. police fear many casualties. we're live on the scene. >> eyewitnesss a quarter-mile away say they felt it. and residents in the neighborhood, said there had been concerned about the gas for some time. we'll get to that right quaye. >>> but there's a lot of confusion and frustration this morning about what is going on with that florida pastor who had threat
with us. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. a busy news day. >> it is. straight to our breaking news this morning, out of northern california. a giant fireball there last night just around dinner time, dozens of homes destroyed after a huge explosion last night. it was apparently caused by a broken gas line that happened in a san francisco suburb, very close to san francisco international airport. priya david clemens has the latest. priya, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we're right at the edge of where the fire stopped. look at the devastation behind me. you'll see burned out cars, the firefighters still working to make sure all the smoldering flames are out completely. we're seeing little pockets of flames still pop up here and there. see this home has been completely flattened. this is a scene that has been repeated dozens of times throughout this neighborhood. parts of san bruno, california, were turned into a raging inferno around dinner time thursday evening. flames roared some 60 feet into the air as block after block in this residential neighborhood, about fiv
federal investigators this morning and joins you now -- and joins us now with this live report. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, it's been almost a week since this fireball and explosion and fire here in san bruno. there are still so many questions. the ntsb is out here this morning. we're getting more information about where this investigation is headed. key among the question is how did this start, obviously and why did it burn so long? let's talk about the cause. the ntsb has been asking for anyone to come forward if they smelled gas in the days leading up to the explosion. there have been about 90 e- mails sent to the ntsb. but the ntsb said they only had one person who smelled gas and that was two or three weeks before this happened. if they didn't smell gas, that would be a clue. >> if people smell gas in advance, that suggests a failure, where gas is coming out and people smell it. that's a different kind of failure than a catastrophic failure. that would help us determine the cause of this explosion. that's why that's so crucial to us. >> reporter: there's also the
tell us about that? >> sorry. >> reporter: can you explain what kind of caregivers they are? deleon's own mother was one of the people evacuated by the neighbors and firefighters who joined in the good samaritan effort. the two men drove the women to the hospital in their own cars. none were seriously injured. >> i have always taught my kids, help people when you can. you know? and if anybody ever says anything, oh, you know, what can i do for you helping me, pass the favor along. >> reporter: unfortunately, we were not able to get much information out of the nursing home owner. so we don't know the status, dana, of the two women who were hired to take care of those elderly patients. we do know that the san mateo county authorities, the board of supervisors, and the ombudsman will be looking into this case. also, they might be giving a commendation to the people who helped out in this very dire situation. >> oh, my goodness. i hope they give a commendation to the two men. god bless them! those women -- they were sitting ducks. >> reporter: absolutely. the fact that one of them was s
to the environmental director about this task. and she joins us live. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: yes, i just spoke with dean peterson, who is the director of the environmental health division of the county. he wants to get crews back to work. i want you to take a look behind me. we are on clairemont and vermont. and you can see the devastation throughout here. work is going really three home sites at a time. so you can see kind of in distance where there is an excavator and bulldozer over there. we assume that that's where some of the work will be going on. they are going piece by piece back here. and that process does continue. this morning, dean peterson told me that operations yesterday, which was the first day of demolition, went well. the first to actually finish yesterday as planned. but they are expected to be cleared up sometime this morning. and crews move onto the next three. there were more than three dozen homes destroyed. and so far, the county has been given the go-ahead to clear the sites. health concerns, a big issue out here. but the air is being monitored, both right next t
joins us at the site of the explosion. >> as the sun rose this morning, we got a first look at the damage and the utter devastation the explosion and fire left in the wake. we're at the command post behind me. this is where everybody gathers before they go down to the hill, to where the crater was left by the explosion. you could see the blue pg&e trucks, going down into the area. we've seen fire crews going down, cadaver dogs looking for victims. investigators are trying to figure out how something like this could happen. this is considered a crime scene so all access has been blocked. the situation literally changes minute by minute. this is where many residents who live here and survived yesterday's blast have come and they are looking for answers. >> you could ask somebody? >> my brother-in-law, san francisco fire department. he's down there. >> we still want to go down the hill. >> residents asked, begged, pleaded with police to just let the folks to their houses today, just to see if they were still standing. yet they were pushed back as was our photographer as we got
it! 5:00. thank you for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news, the investigation into the san bruno explosion and fire is focusing on the pressure levels inside the natural gas pipe that blew. overpressurized gas lines are a common cause of explosion. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry, pg&e has been ordered already to reduce pressure in the effected pipe. what happened to that? >> well, they haven't done it yet. i'm about to tell you why. i want to let you know we're directly across the street from the entire block that has been reducedto rubble by the explosion and pg&e has been criticized not reducing the pressure enough in its natural gas line. the public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to reduce pressure by 20%. it has only reduce it had by 10%. the company says it needs more clarification on that issue. mercury news has uncovered evidence of 15 incidents of what you were talking about, over-pressurezation in pg&e gas lines between 2008 and 2009. pg&e says it has completed safety inspections on about 750 miles
. and they will need a lot of that dirt. so some of that dirt is going to be used for that project, as well. but this is a very time- consuming thing we're talking about here. they are not going to have this project complete for another five years. >> wow, okay. well, and so in addition to that, it's a recycling project. that's good. >> reporter: yeah. they are putting the earth that was underground above ground and putting it to good use. >> good. len ramirez, thank you. >>> hundreds turned out tonight to remember three people killed in the san bruno pipeline explosion. sharon chin on the memorial service for the bullis family. >>> reporter: mourners streamed into the first presbyterian church in burlingame to remember three members of one family. gregory bullis, a nurse, his mother lavonne, a retired nurse, and his 17-year-old son william, a high school senior. the three died two weeks ago today in her claremont drive home in the san bruno explosion and fire. >> the bullis family was a very united family. lavonne was an excellent nurse and she cared about everybody. >> reporter: she is re
injection to the state's former practices. the availability of the drug used had to be considered. the maker of the drug has said another dose of this drug may not be available until january of 2011. the execution would be the first in nearly five years and would be the last until next year. executions have been hold on 2006, when the federal judge in san jose found the lethal injection procedures were flawed which posts a risks of causing extreme pain in violation of the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. the courts are not the last line of defense when it comes to halting executions. governor schwarzenegger could step in. legal experts say although he's pro-death penalty, every case is different. >> governors have all of the facts in front of them and they know they are the last line of defense. and so there are a lot of -- there are a lot of governors that really, really take this seriously. >> reporter: the man skimmed to be executed is albert greenwood brown convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old riverside girl 30 years ago. 50 people have already been in- - have already been
. anne makovec is at san quentin prison in marin county to tell us why. >> reporter: if the plan that was in effect on monday would have stuck, albert greenwood brown would be dead right now but he is alive behind me at san quentin this morning because of a decision by a federal judge last evening. brown would have been california's first execution in almost five years, but judge fogel suspended the execution until he finishes reviewing a lawsuit against california's lethal injection procedure. concerns that it's cruel and unusual punishment. if the first of three drugs administered doesn't work properly, the inmate could suffer extreme pain from the third drug which stops the heart. the family of brown's victim just wants it over with. here's her brother speaking about what it was like after his 15-year-old sister disappeared. >> i remember getting in the truck with my father and... [ crying ] >> ... driving up and down the... uhm....... driving up and down the streets, you know, callingherr name. >> reporter: the stay of execution is being appealed to the state court of appeal
into the crater will help us gather the informing. >> reporter: the road to the hardest hit area reminds closed. dozens of course spectators stood on an overlook to glimpse the devastated area, including some who know families whose homes were destroy. >> when you get this close to it, it really hits you even harder. so that is a the tough part. investigators tonight are asking anyone with cell phone video of the actual explosion to contact them. they are also checking surveillance freeze nearby businesss. tomorrow, the ntsb will visit two pipeline control centers, one in milpateas and the other near daly city, which might have data about any gas leak alert system. the ntsb says it has not been able to confirm reports that neighbors called pg&e to report a gas leak prior to the explosion. they are asking anyone who smelled gas or who filed a report to contact the ntsb by email. you will find that email address on our website, ktvu.com. reporting live in san bruno, maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >> san bruno's mayor said that he does not think a 2008 sewer project in the area of the expl
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